Eryn O'Neil is an independent PHP developer and tech lead based in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Coming from the agency world, she's worked on everything from e-commerce and online promotions to a proprietary PHP framework and CMS. Her philosophy is to build software by placing humans first: both the people who will use it and the developers who will build it with you (and maintain it afterward). Living in Minnesota, Eryn spends most of her free time teaching blues dancing, flying on a trapeze, and wishing it weren't snowing.
"Hope for the best and plan for the worst." We spend a lot of time talking about best practices: the ways we should run our projects and write our software so that everything turns out as well as possible. But when you add human beings to the mix—whether they're coworkers, clients, or, well, you and I—something will eventually go wrong. Using case studies from the interactive agency world (where no two clients are ever the same), we'll talk about methods for triage, what to do when you sense a project is on shaky ground, and ways to ensure everyone gets to the other side in one piece.
This year we raffle a handful of free conference tickets to all of our mailing list subscribers.
Without them it would be impossible to create such an amazing experience.